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Spaulding last won the day on March 1 2020

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  1. Food for thought. My husband is on oxygen 24/7. He also has three different kinds of inhalers. I've taken to going grocery shopping as early as possible because I really meant sugar-free Voorman's cookies, not gluten-free Voorman's cookies, powdered sugar-free juice, not organic apple juice on pouches, and (on and on.) Also, how many hands does it takes to get a banana from a tree to my mouth, and are all those hands COVID free? I know COVID is rarely passed from surface to, however, same thing said about Hep C, however, sure enough, that's what happened.
  2. Jared, there is no cure yet. There is miracle. There is God's mercy. And there is, "What will you have me learn now, Lord?" (Constant reminder, God is doing this out of love. Something apparently, I'm having trouble remembering for myself, although, no problem for anyone else.) And don't knock masking. Masking has been keeping me alive for 20 years. (Masking pain, but masking is masking.) Also, do get if one works even for a little while, it can work again somewhere down the road. (Something doctors do tend to forget.) And there is more than one doctor. Not saying your doctor is ba
  3. I'm feeling like a fraud, so I figure if y'all know then you can tell me if you mind. And if you mind, then I will stop. I do write, but not much. I do intend to create a seven-book series, but I have no idea if it will ever happen. I know stuff keeps stopping me. So do you mind if I still answer writing questions even if I'm only on chapter 7 of book 2 after starting it three years ago? Do you mind if it takes me a decade to finish this first draft? I always knew writing wasn't a career. I started at 55, so... nah. But it doesn't seem to be any more than a dream I can'
  4. @Lucian Hodoboc, This all began in the spring of 1999 and pain is one of those wonderful things that memory disappears when it's over. We do remember pain, but what surrounds it, not the pain itself. I remember leaning over and holding my stomach a lot, until I realized doing that never made it feel better. I remember waiting for pharmacists to fill my prescription for a combination of Maalox and codeine and laughing between themselves. "This is the stuff my grandparents drank before going to bed. No way I would ever drink this." And I called over, "Same here, but you'd be amazed what you
  5. @Lucian Hodoboc, I sometimes talk about "my chronic pain," "back pain," "pain around my waist." That's what they first called it. "Biliary dykinesia." aka "pain around the bile duct." Something was wrong before they removed the gallbladder, (besides, holy cow, gallstones HURT. But my first GI after removal did proudly announced to the poor medical students, "IBS." He didn't bother telling me what that meant, but naive person that I was, I asked, "shouldn't I get some kind of test to diagnose what's wrong?" (His face sunk. The medical students had to stifled a chuckle. I didn't know what I
  6. As someone who has been diagnosed with "biliary dyskinesia" and disabled from it for 20 years, don't be so sure it is your gallbladder. My gallbladder was gone when I was diagnosed. The pain is caused by gallbladder dying, gallstones passing, Sphincter of Oddi, or something else. The first time the pain hit was when I woke up from having my gallbladder removed. (Oh, and all the doctors told me I was recovering from the surgery, of course. As if I couldn't tell the differences between someone inflating a tire under my lower ribs, and incisions from surgery and the removal of a small organ hurt
  7. Door (Very windy, so if I open the screen door, feels like I'm sailing away.)
  8. I think the face coverings only serve to stop us from rubbing our noses, mouths and cheeks. And it does go so far as to make us make a conscientious decision to move them to scratch at least. Then when we get home wash hands. Better yet, take hand wipes with you, so you can clean your hands after contact before getting home. (And, if we're social-distancing properly, a large pack ought to carry us through the whole quarantine.)
  9. Which time zone? I know that sounds silly, but my friends are anywhere between Eastern England to Western Canada. And considering teddy bears are a bigger place in those cultures, along with Australia and the Fareast, it also affects sales aspects, (if I ever get that far.)
  10. We knew it was coming. We knew it got here. We knew it was spreading. But this is when we know who it is attacking. How about we start a list of people we know, who have it and need prayer? Ms. Glenda Pastor Ken and his wife, Ruth. Noli
  11. I was using 2007 until Christmas. I did jerry-rig it a bit to give me the right numbers on the page. Now I can find out how to do it the modern-people way. Thank you.
  12. Two questions that should be easier for those who stayed up-to-date: 1. What size font is standard for tablets and smartphones? 2. In Word 2013, how do we set page numbers and titles in headers? It doesn't seem to grasp even and odd pages, or that the title page isn't numbered. It did in previous versions.)
  13. Oops, missed part of the conversation and Lynn helped you in time. Whew. Never mind.
  14. So, what's the verdict? Can you get a new account opened and in time for the money to land in it? Or are the able to fix the problem so you can use the old account? Also, an option I just thought of. Wouldn't a bank cash a check from the US government, if you got your SS check by mail? (Usually banks want to make sure the money is paid from check originator, but if we can't trust the US government to have the money behind their checks, this country is doomed.) They do send checks if we don't direct deposit. Of course, bad side of that option is waiting for it to come in
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